Monday, January 26, 2009

Love em or leave em

They are often hailed as the waterfowl equivalent of the Feral Pigeon - you either like them or hate them with no inbetween. "Canada geese will need to be culled in their thousands because they pose an increasing risk to aircraft, a leading government adviser has revealed. Dr John Allan, an expert in bird management, warned that the birds were large enough to "bring a plane down" if sucked into an engine".
Already studies at Manchester airport have been undertaken to monitor over-flying Canada Geese - where they go to and from when over-flying the airport.
It will come - Canada Geese numbers are increasing dramatically annually. It will only be a matter of time before they will need to be controlled in some manner.


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